Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Julia created this wonderful sketch for this week's sketch challenge!
I didn't have two smaller pictures, so I used a larger one for my take on it.
Today has been a crazy day, a constant go from dawn until dusk, those kind of days just wipe me out! The fun part is that the kids are over at the church right now volunteering for the little kids Halloween carnival, super cute!! Tyler even made a couple dozen cupcakes all by himself for this!
I am really excited, the Creative blog for CHF has been so well received! It makes me sigh a big breath of relief! That has been a large undertaking, but it looks great and I love having a place to showcase the design teams constantly exceptional projects!!!!
Off to a quiet evening to decompress...
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I forgot to share on Monday a fun link that I am so excited about!
Go visit the Queen and Co. blog! The super talented and wonderfully sweet Leah LaMontagne invited me to share a layout I had made with their fabulous felt.
Thanks for letting me ramble, LOL!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
They play so hard that little dings and cuts are quite common and require cleaning but aren't devastating.
But this was big globs of red and set me to quite a panic. Then Tyler said, "Mom, I told you that they got into your make-up". Oh, right. Are you kidding me, this is not what I quite had in mind when I visualized that they had made a new mess. Not someone who wears makeup everyday, this was not news that had me upset, it just amazes me what they find to get into trouble with. The make-up bag was left unharmed, just the bits and baubles were strewn around and chewed on. Such goofy boys!
I have unintentionally mislead you with the idea that there is a new baby in the mix. Sorry about that, the layout was just one that I had made telling the story of the adjustment at home, bad timing on sharing it.
So the boys like the tug-of-war with nasty bits of rope that they have chewed off of a big hunk of rope that their dad gave them. The piece that they are holding here is about 15 inches long, and
So if you made it this far in this post, you must be a saint! We really do have other interesting things going on in our lives, but this just felt like a
nice day to tell a longer story.
Hope you have a little creative chaos in your life too...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
(That is bumpy even for me, LOL!)
While I am enjoying my insmonia, the tivo is keeping me company. I have some new fav shows that are making the tivo cut, Fringe is one of them. Have you seen this show yet? Kind of an X-Files type of show. Loads of great effects and some really out of the box writing, good stuff! Of course the other members of the tivo team are Chuck, Heroes, My Name is Earl, The Office and Desperate Housewives.
So, anyone else up crocheting and watching tivo? ;)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
What a day, Tyler celebrated his big day by bossing us around and kicking his feet up! We watched a "Chuck" marathon, thanks to aunt Rox and uncle Bret! Then the new Indiana Jones movie and now the baseball game. I told you he had his feet up, LOL!
His request for a birthday "cake" was pie...
Pumpkin today and Apple tomorrow.
Speaking of apple, a layout I made after his graduation earlier this year telling the tale of how is getting ready to move on in his life.
So not ready.
Another big moment today, he finished his mission paperwork and will be turning it in tomorrow. Proud and and sad all in one moment. It really was just yesterday that we celebrated his first birthday with a costume party with family and neighbors and he was dressed like a little jail bird. (Very funny when he was in his crib for a nap!)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
We have had a busy week, not much time to create, but we did get the halloween decorations out! I made this while in Colorado at the Scrap Pink crop. The joke for the first two days was that all I had been able to get done was one card. While this was true in measurement of projects, the other intangibles that I had accomplished were substantial!
The project was made with Pink Paislee papers and Making Memories velvet rub-ons, very fun to play with!
We are off to the parents house for the afternoon, for dinner and a visit.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
The second project was where I pushed my self even more and used just kraft and black. The Basic Grey rub-ons were leftover from a set I had already cut open and had left languishing and waiting for some love. This project really speaks to me because it helped me find a story that needed to be told, and to do it in a different and very memorable way. (It is a disney page!)
If you can find some time to play, leave a link at the Method Playground blog and you might win a RAK.
Beautiful day here in Utah, I really should be out with the camera snapping a few pics, the colors are so phenomenal!
So excited, I just got plans made to go to Vancouver B.C. in November, and I can't wait! I love visiting with Christina, Terry, Kodi and LuLu!!! My family pretends to miss me, but they will start making their "list of movies to watch while mom is gone" now.
Funny to see what dad lets them get away with while I am away...
(That is okay, I let them get away with a few things while he is gone too. ssssshhh don't tell him)
Monday, October 06, 2008
I would have thought that this would have been hard for me because I do like my techniques, layers and "stuff", but this little card was actually really quick!
I stamped the little monster from the "Lil Guy" set by Kim Hughes in Adrirondack "pool", "stream", and "denim". Then just used a square punch to punch the two sizes of squares. The sentiment is from the Rummage Bin "Round and Round" set. To get the varigated look, just apply ink in the lightest color in the middle of the stamp and then apply the two darker colors on the edges.
Hope you find some time to play!!!
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Send me an email with your information and I will get stamps sent out to you.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and helped me celebrate, your kind comments and wonderful support are so appreciated! It is really exciting to be starting my fourth year, it really doesn't seem like it could have been that long since I first started! I need to do a project about time flying I guess, LOL!
I took a little time to do a digi on thursday night while watching the VP debate. The picture is of Laurel in her jammies during the middle of the day wearing her Skull Candies, Facebooking, and drinking a GI-normous diet coke from the Sevs.And then a card I made using a bunch of my favorite products.
The Cornish Heritage Farms Houndstooth backgrounder stamped with a very light versamagic onto Jenni Bowlin paper, and Pink Paislee fussy cut and a Daisy D's jounaling label with a Mona Lisa Moment sentiment. I loved World Card Making day yesterday, I got a few fun things done and it was great to hang out on some of the boards visiting with other stampers and cardmakers!
How was your WCMD? Did you get lots done or spend time with favorite crafting friends whooping the day up? Or maybe you had the chance to get away to a favorite store for a few minutes to peruse the wide variety of products that are available for our creative play? How ever it was spent for you, I hope that it was wonderful!
I am going to spend a little time with the fam before another hectic week of school and work interfere, hope you can do the same!
Saturday, October 04, 2008
I am also hosting a "Make it Sparkle" challenge at Two Peas for Stamptoberfest
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Yes, he does kiss me and bonk me on the nose pretty hard in his enthusiasm, so it could probably qualify for America's funniest Home videos because someone suffers some pain, LOL! And this is the sofa that is the "snack, resting place and perch" as you may well notice. Even just a month ago it had been intact and unnoticed. It was when Novak found his love for music that the boy-zois then noticed the exceptional qualities of this furniture...
And good news for Kelly Bee! You were randomly selected to receive the copy of "Papercrafting 3 Ways" for the World Card Making Day give away, CONGRATS!!! Thanks to all of you who posted for that, it is something that I am very excited about!
So who is interested to watch the VP debate this evening? I know I am. Well, we have to because Laurel needs the extra credit for her Government class, and there is literally nothing else on. But this time around I am actually intrigued. I find myself to be one of those people that is actually on the fence with both candidates for a lot of reasons, and I think this debate will be quite informative.
I will be selecting a winner from my Blog-a-Versary post tomorrow, so if you haven't posted, there is still time! I will probably be throwing a few other goodies in there because of the craft room situation, if that is okay ;o)